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UH Regents to discuss settlement deal with former basketball coach Gib Arnold

Former U.H. basketball coach Gib Arnold Former U.H. basketball coach Gib Arnold
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The University of Hawaii's Board of Regents plan to discuss a settlement deal between the school and former men's basketball coach Gib Arnold, Arnold's lawyer told Hawaii News Now on Friday.

"The parties made good progress in their discussions last week, and now we're waiting to see what the Board of Regents will do," said James Bickerton, Arnold's attorney.

Arnold was "relieved of coaching duties" by then-athletics director Ben Jay last October. His removal followed a sequence of events that stretched back to the middle of the 2013 season, when the team self-reported a potential recruiting violation involving a player transferring to the Rainbow Warrior basketball program.

The settlement is believed to be worth more than $500,000, since that is the dollar amount threshold that would require approval by the Regents prior to being agreed upon.

The University of Hawaii sued Arnold in June, citing an NCAA investigation that allegedly found Arnold knowingly provided false information to the NCAA and influenced others to do so.

Following the investigation, the University of Hawaii's athletic department placed its men's basketball program on probation for a year and forfeited 36 wins between 2012 and 2014. The school is still waiting to hear from the NCAA whether it will face additional league-sanctioned penalties.

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